First Footage of Empoleon in Pokkén Tournament Revealed

December 6, 2016

Last week, the official Pokkén Tournament website and Twitter page revealed that Empoleon, a water/steel-type and the fully evolved form of Piplup, the water starter from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, will be becoming to Japanese arcade versions of the game on December 15th.

Today, Bandai Namco debuted the pokémon in action via a new trailer, which can be found below. In it, Empoleon can be found performing a wide range of its signature moves, including surf and whirlpool.

At the moment, this new character is set to be included only in the Japanese arcade version of game. There’s currently no word when it and others, including Croagunk, Scizor, and Darkrai, will make their way to the Wii U.


Bandai Namco has not announced any plans for DLC for the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament and given the fact that Nintendo’s new console, the Nintendo Switch, is launching this upcoming March, there’s no telling whether or not any DLC is forthcoming.

Pokkén Tournament was released stateside in July of last year for Wii U. The premise involves two fighters battling each other, utilizing Pokémon in fighting style combat.

David Lozada

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